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Tecno Pova 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

Huge battery phones are an amazing asset for those who spend a lot of time outside. If you live in Nigeria and you want to forget about charging your phone for at least two days, you currently have a lot of choices. Among the best and most recent ones, there are Tecno Pova 2 and Redmi 9 Power. They come with huge batteries, but they also feature great specifications if compared to the money asked. Which of these devices should you opt for? Did Tecno do a better job than Xiaomi in their price range? This comparison between Tecno Pova 2 and Redmi 9 Power will highlight the differences between their specifications.

Tecno Pova 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power


Do not expect premium materials from these handsets. They are lower-midrange phones and they are both built with a polycarbonate body. I personally prefer the Redmi 9 Power because it has a more compact body and it is easier to use with one hand and to keep in a pocket. Further, it has a pretty good look and its front glass is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. These phones come with side-mounted fingerprint readers thanks to which you can authenticate in a comfortable way.


These phones come with similar display specifications. They have an IPS panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080p, a standard refresh rate, and no particular certifications to improve the image quality. They are the usual panels you can find on a lower-midrange phone, but they are all but disappointing. They offer a great level of detail and a sufficient image quality for everyone. With the Tecno Pova 2, you get one of the widest displays out there with a diagonal of 6.9 inches: that is why the phone is particularly recommended for those who work or play games. The Redmi 9 Power is more compact thanks to its 6.53-inch screen. Note that Redmi 9 Power features stereo speakers providing better audio quality, while Tecno Pova 2 has a mono speaker.

Specs & Software

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset found on the Redmi 9 Power and the MediaTek Helio G85 found on the Tecno Pova 2 are very close in terms of performance. Overall, the Helio G85 is slightly more powerful, but the Snapdragon 662 is built with a better production process (11 nm vs 12 nm) and it should provide a lower energy consumption on the Redmi 9 Power. Further, the Redmi 9 Power has a faster UFS 2.2 native storage in the high-end configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. This is also the maxed-out configuration of the Tecno Pova 2, but without the UFS 2.2 technology. While Redmi 9 Power is slightly more interesting in terms of hardware, it still runs Android 10 out of the box, while Tecno Pova 2 is based on Android 11. However, the MIUI 12 is a more advanced Android customization than the HiOS by Tecno.



Both Redmi 9 Power and Tecno Pova 2 can not be considered camera phones. They have an average 48 MP main camera which provides good quality but it is nothing so special. The Quad-LED flash found on the Tecno Pova 2 allows shooting more visible photos in the dark (especially indoor) and videos can be recorded with resolutions up to 1440p. But for the rest, Redmi 9 Power is more interesting as it features an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a brighter focal aperture for the main sensor.


Tecno Pova 2 has one of the biggest batteries out there with a capacity of 7000 mAh. But Redmi 9 Power remains an outstanding battery phone with its 6000 mAh battery. Both the handsets support 18W fast charging, but the Redmi 9 Power also supports reverse charging to charge other devices (wired).


Redmi 9 Power and Tecno Pova 2 carry a starting price tag of Rs. 10,999 / $126 in the Indian market. Despite Tecno Pova 2 packs a slightly more powerful chipset, a wider display, and a bigger battery, the Redmi 9 Power looks more interesting due to its stereo speakers, reverse charging, and ultrawide camera. But this might not be everyone’s opinion. Which one would you pick?



Tecno Pova 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: PROS and CONS

Tecno Pova 2


  • Very wide display
  • Huge battery
  • Good price
  • Android 11


  • Dimensions


Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power


  • MIUI
  • UFS 2.2 storage
  • Reverse charging
  • Stereo speakers
  • Water repellent
  • IR sensor


  • Smaller battery
Product Name

Tecno Pova 2

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

Product Image Tecno Pova 2 Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Price $187.00 $159.00
Our Rating 9.4 9.1
Brand Tecno Xiaomi
Category Mobiles Mobiles


Announced 2021, June 03 2020, December 17
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, June 11 Available. Released 2020, December 22


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G LTE bands LTE 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


Dimensions 173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6 mm (6.82 x 3.10 x 0.38 in) 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.38 in)
Weight 185g 198 g (6.98 oz)
Build Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame, plastic back
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Protection Water-repellent coating


Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD, 480 nits IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)
Size 6.9 inches, 113.1 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio) 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~389 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3


OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, HIOS 7.6 Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 610


RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB, 6 GB 4 GB, 6 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64 GB, 128 GB 64 GB, 128 GB : UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. microSDXC (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)


Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Quad

48 MP, f/1.9, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
2 MP, (depth)

48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera Single

8 MP, f/2.0

8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Camera Features Quad-LED flash LED flash, HDR, panorama
Image 1080p
Video 1440p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, with stereo speakers
Handsfree Yes Yes


Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack Yes Yes


Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7000 mAh 6000 mAh
Fast Charging 18W 18W
Reverse Fast Charging 2.5W
Placement Non-removable Non-removable


Colors Polar Silver, Power Blue, Dazzle Black Mighty Black, Fiery Red, Electric Green, Blazing Blue
Model M2010J19SI, M2010J19SL
SAR <strong>SAR (Specific absorption rate):</strong> Each GSM handset has a radio transmitter and receiver in order to operate in the wireless GSM network. That transceiver is manufactured so that when used next to the ear and when worn on the belt, it won't exceed the limits for exposure to radio frequency energy set by the authorities. The authorities in question here are the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S. Government, Industry Canada of the Canadian Government (IC), and the Council of the European Union. These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines that establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based on standards that have been developed by independent scientific organizations through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. 0.87 W/kg (head) 0.86 W/kg (body)
Price $ 187 $159



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